Paul Romano

Boundless • May 1st - June 14th, 2015

"As with all my work, [Boundless] is a mixture of personal experience and how these relate to broader archetypes that most people encounter throughout life. Symbolism plays a huge role in my work, whether it be through palette, a figure's gesture or expression, an animal, flora, a historical figure, and so on. I am not as interested in reality as I am in the ideas of it in imagination. While I use realism as a vehicle, the works are more about evocation rather than accuracy. Boundless does have a leaning in the melancholy, contemplating ideas of one self through tribulation and loss and then, what remains. What is left is hopeful, the vastness of one self, not defined by outside perceptions, or objects, or a place, or a relationship. Flora appears quite often in these works. The meaning could be as simple as hope and growth, beauty but sometimes for myself these growths are cancerous. My use of it is more paradoxical than clear cut. The works are a way of me asking questions of myself. " - Paul Romano

 

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Paul Romano
Paul Romano

"The Listener" (2015) oil on panel 16 x 16" $1,500

Paul Romano
Paul Romano

"State of Grace" (2015) oil on panel 16 x 16" $1,500

Paul Romano
Paul Romano

"Carousel" (2015) oil on canvas mounted on panel 24 x 24" $2,600

Paul Romano
Paul Romano

"Golden" (2015) oil on panel 12 x 12" $1,000

Paul Romano
Paul Romano

"Unnamed, Unseen" (2015) oil on panel 12 x 12" $1,000

Paul Romano
Paul Romano

"Tear Collector" (2015) oil and 22k gold leaf on linen 6 x 6" $300

"Nepenthe II" (2015) oil and 22k gold leaf on linen 6 x 6" $300

Paul Romano
Paul Romano

"Nepenthe I" (2015) oil and 22k gold leaf on linen 6 x 6" $300

Paul Romano
Paul Romano

"Final Spring (reprise)" (2015) oil on canvas 16 x 16" $1,500

Paul Romano
Paul Romano

"Super Nova (self portrait)" (2015) oil on panel 20 x 24" SOLD

Paul Romano
Paul Romano

"Conversation from The Book of Miracles" (2015) oil on canvas 36 x 36" SOLD

Paul Romano
Paul Romano

"Nocturne in Blue & Gold" (2015) oil on canvas 24 x 36" SOLD

Paul Romano
Paul Romano

"Guardian of Our Sins" (2015) oil on canvas 24 x 36" SOLD *a limited edition print is available

Paul Romano
Paul Romano

"Flood" (2015) ink, charcoal, and chalk 11 x 14" (framed to 22.5 x 26.5") SOLD

Paul Romano
Paul Romano

"Guardian of Our Sins" (2015) ink, charcoal, and chalk 11 x 14" (framed to 22.5 x 26.5") SOLD

Paul Romano
Paul Romano

"They Sent You (The Sleep of Reason)" (2015) ink, charcoal, and chalk 11 x 14" (framed to 22.5 x 26.5") SOLD